Kelsey posted a review at 2010-11-26 10:04:26.
Wow-ee!! So rarely do you come across a thriller that so completely takes you away to another world and leaves you craving for more... but Cronin has done it with skill and style. Although the novel is huge, it took me two days to read it, and I couldn't stop talking about it the whole way through. Cronin is brilliant at his art-- in short, curt sentences, he creates likeable characters and intense situations in a remarkable small amount of time. The only criticism I have is that the story changes abruptly after a few hundred pages, and that this switching of the main cast unfortunately is for the worse. Not to say that the other section of the story is boring-- not by far-- but the first portion (and cast of characters) certainly enticed me more than the second half. Hopefully in the second book, Cronin will be able to expand on the characterization of this second round of fellows to match the likeability of the first. This has the making of a grand story, and one that I can't wait to finish!